23 February 2021
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) concluded its Neighbourhood Campaign to enhance environmental sustainability development in the Emirate. DEWA organised a series of virtual workshops in Arabic and English as part of the campaign. The campaign targeted 200 families and highlighted the most prominent energy and water conservation methods at home, including ‘Smart Living’ and ‘My Sustainable Living Programme’.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, highlighted DEWA’s commitment to communicate directly with its customers to promote DEWA’s awareness messages and to activate social work. DEWA encourages society members to adopt a sustainable lifestyle and positive behaviour in their daily lives by making smart decisions.
“We work to achieve the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint around the world, as part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. The conservation programmes and initiatives launched by DEWA have achieved cumulative savings of 2.6 terrawatthours (TWh) of electricity and 8.5 billion gallons of water between 2009 and 2020. This is equivalent to saving AED 1.5 billion and reducing 1.321 million tonnes of carbon emissions,” said Al Tayer.
Since its launch, the campaign has connected with families through field visits in different neighbourhoods across Dubai. The field visits provide awareness tips for residents to reduce their consumption and protect natural resources.
Over the past nine years, the Neighbourhood Campaign has targeted 12,000 homes and more than 53,000 individuals, achieving savings of 22 GWh of electricity and 165 million gallons of water. This is equal to savings of AED 19 million and reducing 31,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.